This Week at Christ Church!

Ms. Madison Chase will be preaching! Ms. Madison Chase, our youth minister, will preach this Sunday at all services. During her time at Christ Church, Madi has guided the youth group in discussing current events, world faiths, and how God calls us to be in relationship with others. She has taken our teens on countless outings for community service projects and fellowship events, and has led them on mission trips to Rutland, VT, and Queens, NY; she also teaches confirmation class for high school students. 

"Popsicles on the Lawn" for the last hurrah this summer, following the 10AM service!
Thanks again to everyone who has volunteered to assist this summer with Popsicles on the Lawn. We will be resuming "Coffee Hour" following the 10am service starting September 9.

Special Musical Offering in August during the 10:00am Service!
Whether it's sizzling or drizzling, you can feed your soul on Sundays with beautiful music.  
We are blessed with many gifted musicians.
This Sunday: Richard Rolls, Baroque flute, and Anne Rolls, viola da gamba

Labor Day Parade THIS MONDAY, September 3, 2018! 
Come join us as we march/stroll in the 2018 Kensington Labor Day Parade! It's an incredibly fun morning and a great way to let our neighbors know that we're here and alive with joy! We will be meeting again at the intersection of Wheatley and Oberon Sts. at 9am!  (Note: the meet up time has changed.) We will again distribute tote bags, flyers with upcoming events, and of course, candy for the children along the way. Questions? Please contact Madison Chase ( or the Parish Office (administrator Thank you!            
Please sign up here so we know how many people are coming:
This Thursday, September 6, Prime Timers will return at 11:30AM !
Bill Carey will be discussing the history and background of the Strathmore Hall Foundation and Mansion at Strathmore; the story behind the Music Center at Strathmore and their partner organizations; the programming for the upcoming 2018-2019 season; and the future of Strathmore in the Arts Community in Montgomery County.  Please RSVP to Nora Buckley at or call 301-564-0689 to let her know you are attending and if you wish to order a lunch ($10).  (Note: the deadline for lunch orders is Monday, Sept. 3.)

Please follow this link to sign up for the BBQ & Picnic at
Sunday School and Youth Group Starts September 16!

Sunday School! - Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of the school year and get back into the swing of things. Parents of elementary-aged children will meet with Ann Enkiri while their children begin class. Questions? Contact Ann ( for more info.  
Youth Group Kickoff Meeting! Please join Kitty Shuler and Youth Minister Madi for YOUTH GROUP KICKOFF! We have many exciting things planned for this year, including the following:
  •  A new class for 6th and 7th graders, called The Gathering!
  •  Our action-filled curriculum that examines how we can learn about our faith from           superheroes like Superman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman!
  •  A private tour of the National Cathedral!
  •  An awesome Fall fellowship outing!
Middle and high school students (and their wonderful parents!) are invited to attend the   meeting following the 10am service in the Youth Loft.
Questions? Contact Madi ( ) for more info.
Bible Study will resume on September 16 at 4pm in the Library    
Please email Lee Puricelli ( ) with questions. All are welcome!
Photos in the Undercroft!
You may have noticed over the past year or so that there are photographs on display in the undercroft that change throughout the year. They are a project of Chuck Serpan, a newer member of the choir, and an avid traveler who takes pictures along the way. Currently there are pictures from Japan, Ireland where he participated in a choral festival last summer, Prague, Great Falls, and Charleston SC where he sang in the Piccolo Spoletto Festival a few years ago. The photo in the stairwell has a connection to the origami birds hanging in our church. Read the caption on the picture or just ask him about it. (He doesn't bite!) Watch this space for news of a new display that will be coming soon! Questions: Please contact Chuck at
Save the Date!
Kenya Night - Saturday, October 20 at 6pm in the Undercroft! The Outreach Committee warmly invites you to join the fun again this year's "Kenya Night" in support of the Nyumbani Orphanage in Kenya and their programs which support both children and caregivers suffering from HIV/AIDS. Please join us for a night of dinner and dancing with a tribal flair,     Kenyan craft boutique, children's crafts, raffles and more! The event will run from 6-9:30pm. (There will be a cash bar for this event.) Funds raised will be used to purchase a new greenhouse to grow food for the children and caregivers. Donations of wool yarn and razor scooters in good condition would also be joyously accepted! For more information, please contact Tina Cleland at 301-946-0921.
Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 7 at 4pm!

Christ Episcopal Church Kensington
4001 Franklin St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Sunday Services: 8am, 10am, 5pm
Wednesdays: 6:30pm
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm
Fri 9am-12pm
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